To be somebody or to do something. In life there is often a roll call. That’s when you will have to make a decision. To be or to do? Which way will you go? … More To Be or To Do: The Price of Virtue
It’s a new year, and with every new day you have another chance to evolve a new you. Lakas Filipino Martial Arts welcomes back family, friends and students and challenges all those out there to join us in growing as individuals and strengthening our tribe. We are mothers and fathers, artists and professionals, healers and … More New Year’s Evolutions
Today’s post is authored by guest writer Justin Dohrmann of Impact Martial Arts in Virginia Beach. His instructor, Guro Ervin Quintin is a good friend and brother, and his influence is evident in Justin’s words. “What kind of black belt do you want to be?” This is something that Guro Ervin asks us often, both … More What Kind of Black Belt Do You Want to Be?
Mind blown. Primitive weapons, cutting edge technology. Bolo, knife. Sticks, Thai pads. Individual skill, group tactics. Close quarters, long range. Bahala Na, Maphilindo Silat. Atienza Eskrima, Sayoc Kali. One Tribe. This past weekend I had the great pleasure and honor of training with my brothers and sisters in the blade, the AK Tribe at Atienza … More Atienza Sama Sama 2014
I had the privilege this weekend to be able to attend Guro Dan Inosanto’s seminar down in Newport News, VA at East Wind Academy of Martial Arts. Guro Norris Domangue and his crew hosted Guro Dan, his assistant Guro Joel and the rest of us attendees at his facility and it was a great time. … More Motivation Monday
Guro Mike Pana recently reshared this documentary on Facebook. It is an old French documentary supposedly filmed in 1962 although described as from the 1950’s. A few Filipino Martial Arts forums had mentioned the year 1962 but I was unable to find any source. In Guro Mike’s post he also said that the practitioners filmed … More Pampanga and the Macabebes
The phrase “Energy Based” is used frequently to describe the Filipino Martial Arts. It involves a reciprocal and mutual relationship between and amongst students, practitioners and instructors. It encompasses concepts like sensitivity and flow. It focuses on the unique characteristics of that time and place, with specific individuals. It isn’t cookie cutter, and it isn’t … More Energy Based
This past weekend I had the great pleasure to see and train with one of my teachers, Guro Dan Inosanto. Hosted by Guro Nick Sacoulas and Progressive Martial Arts in Queens, NY these March seminars at Progressive have become a much anticipated tradition for his students around the country. It has been a little over … More Guro Inosanto in New York
Guro Inosanto always speaks highly of former Navy SEAL Pat Tray, who owns and runs Trident Academy in Woodbridge, VA.
Today’s Throwback Thursday article is “The Vital Templates of Sayoc Kali.” While there are many individuals and/or systems that utilize the term “template”, few outside our system truly understand the purpose and concept of Vital Template mapping, target identification and physiological responses. Here is an introduction to Vital Templates as a component of the Sayoc … More The Vital Templates of Sayoc Kali